Raonic advances in 80 seconds

Milos Raonic reacts after defeating Santiago Giraldo at Wimbledon in London on Wednesday, June 27,...

Milos Raonic reacts after defeating Santiago Giraldo at Wimbledon in London on Wednesday, June 27, 2012. (Stefan Wermuth/Reuters)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:25 PM ET

It was the shortest of work days for Milos Raonic.

But it was enough to put him into the second round of the grass-court Grand Slam tournament in London.

The 21-year-old tennis whiz from Thornhill, Ont., spent barely two minutes on the court at Wimbledon Wednesday, wrapping up a first-round win over Santiago Giraldo of Colombia in a first-round match that was halted by rain on Tuesday. Raonic won his service game to close out the 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 win and move on to a second-round meeting with American Sam Querrey, who ousted Canada's Vasek Pospisil in the opening round.

"I warmed up a bit long this morning," Raonic said. "Normally I start matches serving well, so I was not too nervous."

Raonic, seeded 21st in the tournament, is a safe bet to make it into the third round, where he would play either 16th-seeded Marin Cilic of Croatia or Lukasz Kubot of Poland. He plays Querrey Thursday on Wimbledon's Court No. 1.

Aleksandra Wozniak of Blainville, Que., will also be looking for a berth in the third round Thursday against 25th-seeded Jie Zheng of China.


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